Luxury 5* ground floor apartment - sleeps 4. Peaceful location, communal pools, stunning views of the Nicklaus golf course.
Casa Escudo is a modern luxury 5* ground floor, two bedroom apartment, with front line views of the golf course. Overlooking the tenth tee, and the stunning Riquelme Country House (town centre). It is a secure gated environment, and there is a no-smoking policy inside the property. The style of the property is very contemporary and comfortable, home from home with everything you could need or want. Great care has been taken to provide quality furnishings, which sets this property apart from the competition. FREE WI-FI is now available in the apartment.
Towels and linen are provided including beach towels to save on your flight baggage allowance. A mid stay clean is available for £45 and laundry £30, payable at the time of booking (optional).
The apartment has full gas central heating, with instant hot water, and air conditioning in the lounge/dining room and both bedrooms. Suitable for children, sorry no pets. Welcome packs available, please contact the owners for details.
Inside the property
The comfortable lounge has two modern sofas, 26" LCD TV with satellite digibox, DVD Player, music system with an assortment of CDs and DVDs, games, playing cards and books.
There is a lovely light open plan dining area with patio doors, oak dining table, four leather chairs, console table & mirror.
The large kitchen is fully equipped with oven, hob, extractor, fridge freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave/grill, pots & pans and utensils. There is an ironing board and iron, fire extinguisher and fire blanket. There is also a smoke/carbon monoxide detector in the hallway.
There are two bedrooms, bedroom one with a kingsize bed with memory foam mattress, two side cabinets dressing table with mirror and fitted wardrobes. The second with twin beds, side cabinet and fitted wardrobes. There is a hairdryer in both rooms.
The bathroom is well fitted with walk-in power shower, WC, bidet, vanity unit with mirror above and basin. A shower mat is provided for safety. There is also an extractor fan fitted.
Outside the property
There is a small terrace leading from both bedrooms which is South East facing, and a large furnished terrace with pergola over, to the front. From the large terrace there are views over the golf course at the tenth tee, and of the Riquelme Country House (town centre). It is a large sunny terrace with a large patio set and luxury sun loungers, just the place to enjoy a glass of wine and watch the magnificent sunsets.
From the small terraces there are views accross beautiful countryside and landscaped gardens, with olive trees, pomegranate trees and wild flowers.
The large terrace has view across to the stunning recently renovated Hacienda which opened on 23rd September 2010, it is a great place to meet up with friends, relax and enjoy the views. It incorporates a large supermarket, golf pro shop with changing rooms and showers, restaurants & bars. It has been refurbished in a very contemporary style which is welcoming and bright. The newly opened restaurant El Cason serves Italian food in the evenings at a very reasonable price, and other meals and snacks during the day. The sweeping marble staircase in the main house leads you to a lovely relaxation area and internet cafe. The beautiful gardens have been brought back to their original glory with roses and lavender planted amoungst palm trees and lawns. The outside bar, Las Palomas, is a very pleasant place to stop for a drink with views down the golf course, enjoy a cocktail after dinner, they do a mean mojito!
The supermarket is well stocked and reasonable priced, with fresh baked bread in the mornings.
In the centre of the Hacienda is a lovely courtyard, with orange and olive trees and a copy of the original marble fountain installed by the Riquelme family in the late 1800s. The whole resort is steeped in history and totally different to the usual style Spanish resorts.
There are childrens play areas dotted around the resort, but if you want something different, why not try a water park, the Torrevieja Aqupolis is just a 30 minute drive away. Water sports are available on the Mar Menor, including windsurfing, kite boarding & sailing. Jet skis are available for hire form ABC La Manga sport centre. There are many leisure activities available in the area including horse riding at Pareleja (next door), cycling and go-karting in Los Alcazares.
From the first moment you arrive the resort and apartment will delight you, from the perfectly manicured golf course and gardens, to the friendly residents and holidaymakers, it is a truly wonderful experience!
We were very impressed from the outset. It is clear that the owners take a pride in providing an outstanding holiday apartment. It is extremely clean, very well equipped and very tastefully decorated and furnished. Guaranteed sun and two and a half weeks in the 30s beside and in the nearby pool only added to what was a fantastic holiday.
Reply from Andrew
Hi Alistair, thank you very much for the great review, we really appreciate it. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Casa Escudo and we sincerely hope you will stay with us again sometime.
The apartment was much more than we could have expected and had everything we needed for a lovely holiday. The owners had thought of their tenants every need and catered for it wonderfully in a very well equipped apartment which had good air conditioning. This was in a good location in the complex, within easy walking distance of the restaurant and supermarket, and overlooking the tenth hole of the golf course where we enjoyed watching people tee off and driving around in their buggies. There was also ample car parking both under the apartment and close by along the roadside.
Reply from Andrew
Hi Anne & Peter, thank you very much for the lovely review, we are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay and had a lovely holiday. We hope you decide to stay again sometime in the future. Cathy & Andy
Having stayed in several properties at the hacienda riquelme this was by far the best. Excellently equiped and with air con in the bedrooms too which makes a huge difference. It was very homely and comfortable. It is also excellently positioned within the complex close to the childrens park and the hacienda where all the entertainment takes place. Could not fault the property at all and had a fabulous time I would not hesitate to recommend this property to anyone.
Reply from Andrew
Thank you very much Alison and Andy for the great review, we are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay.
The property was perfect for us, family of 4 with 2 girls. Stylishly furnished and kitted out to a very high stanadard. Fully equipped with plenty of entertainment facilities to keep everyone ocuppied. The apartment is surrounded with great views, the nearest pool is only a short walk away as is the supermarket and restaurant with bar. The surrounding beaches are superb, especially at Los Alcazares, 20 mins away by car, which also offers plenty of excellent restaraunts for the evening.
2 sunbeds provided for 4 people was not ideal, however one phone call, and this was promtly resloved.
The only down side side was that the internet did not work, ( hard wired in kitchen ), for what ever reason. I would recommend WiFi alround which is a much more suitable and attractable option for the younger generation. However this did not deter us from having a fantastic holiday.
Please note a car is essential.
We would recommend this particular apartment to anyone who is considering a holiday in this area.
We arrived via Alicante Airport instead of Murcia and it was less than an hours drive. Red wine waiting and white wine chilled in the fridge on arrival all part of the excellent welcome pack. The apartment is an ideal base for a family or couples holiday, clean, tasteful decor and everything you need, even a large cool bag for your lunch time picnic . Lovely pool very close by and the added ground floor benefit of extra large patio and grassed area to enjoy. Very quiet location. Lots to do & see in nearby towns. + fantastic beaches. The underground parking keeps your car cool and secure.
Mukesh from Leicestershire
Great holiday, excellent accommodation, fabulous weather.
This is our second visit here and it exceeded all expectations, even better than last year. The apartment is very well equipped, perfect for adults and families alike.
Beaches and restaurants are a 20 minute drive, hence a car is essential.
This year the owners have installed wifi, which really is a great addition.
10 out of 10.
Reply from Andrew
Thank you for your comments Mukesh, we are very pleased that you had such a good time in our property, it is very nice to know that people love it enough to come back to us.
2 other reviews
We found this apartment perfect for our week stay in this area. The photographs on the website make the apartment look very nice but everything in this apartment is to a very high standard which makes the stay here a very pleasant one. The owners have obviously taken allot of time and effort in preparing an information pack about the area (which youll find in the apartment) this really does help make the stay enjoyable. We found it to be a perfect location for exploring this lovely part of Spain and cant recommend it enough.
We have stayed at a few top quality appartments in the past but Casa Escudo far exceeded our expectations,Andy and Cath have thought of everything to make your stay luxurios and memorable this is definately a 5 star plus appartment.
By following the owners recommendations, and a few excursions of our own.we had a relaxing and memorable holiday.
We would recommend this property very highly.
Front line views to the golf course and Historic Hacienda (country house), beautiful landscaped gardens and lakes.
A cot and high chair are available if required for a small charge. For any special requests please contact the owners or for more details.
There is a free telephone for use within the resort or to book Polaris resturants.